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1138 4. Fluency: Clarify Meaning

1138 4. Please answer each question with a complete sentence, and then explain your reasoning.

4. Does the population of the United States include members of the GENTRY?

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Gentry is generally referring to a landed class of people who live the lives of luxury and ease. In general, the population of the US does include people with extensive landholdings, and they often are people whose lives are made easy through their ability to afford servants and other kinds of help that can make living more comfortable. However, this class in the US is very small, since many people who have the money to be considered gentry are still working hard and do not necessarily make theirs a life of ease.